Correlates of sexual functioning in Italian menopausal women

C. Donati Sarti, A. Graziottin, M. Mincigrucci, E. Ricci, F. Chiaffarino, S. Bonaca, A. Becorpi, S. Cipriani, F. Parazzini

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ObjectivesTo analyze the sexuality of Italian menopausal women. DesignCross-sectional study. PopulationMenopausal women consecutively observed during the study period in menopause clinics. MethodsWomen were interviewed about their current and premenopausal sexual activity: sexual intercourse frequency and self-rated sexual desire, capacity for orgasm and sexual satisfaction were recorded. Women were defined as having poor sexual functioning if they had one or less sexual intercourses per week or answered 'absent/poor' to the questions about the sexual domains. ResultsOral hormone therapy (HT) use (odds ratio (OR) 0.43 for desire, 0.54 for orgasm and 0.56 for overall sexual satisfaction, all p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)447-456
Number of pages10
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010


  • cross-sectional study
  • hormone therapy
  • Menopause
  • quality of life
  • sexual functioning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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